Frustration is one of the many emotions that hide behind anger. I get frustrated about many things. I get frustrated when I do things for others that are not appreciated. I get frustrated when I put a lot of effort into a project and another person picks it apart then tells me how little my effort is counted. I get frustrated over many things. This summer was one big frustration. It was not a fun summer. However, I did do some fun things. I did some puzzles. Spent time with people I love. I tackled some difficult projects and in the process of finishing them.
The thing about frustration is in the midst of the emotion I get sucked in to All-or-Nothing thinking. All must go exactly as I think it should or Nothing is right. Sometimes called Black and White thinking. No room from compromise, failure, or disappointment. I am working at accepting what I am feeling. Recognize that other people opinions are their opinions I do not need to adopt them as my own. I appreciate what I did this summer. I do not need their approval to be happy. Wow.